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  • adj. Not tethered; not tied down
  • adj. Unrestrained

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not confined or restricted with a tether


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  • I began reading, untethered from the computer, using the Handspring Visor and then the iPaq 4700 which I recall paying approximately the same amount that I did for the iPad.

    MIND MELD: The Apple iPad: Sizzle or Fizzle?

  • And you are untethered from the economic ups and downs — and whims — of a traditional employer.

    The pros and cons of starting a small business

  • It is pretty unbelievably amazing. #3 – a free floating spacewalk has pictures of a guy untethered from the ship about 100 meters from it.

    Breakfast Links: DeLorean & Spacewalks : #comments

  • A government untethered from the checks and balances that individual rights and democracy provide may make serious errors of judgment that lead to more deaths and more human suffering, both for our own people and for people in other lands.


  • The pornographic imagination, untethered from the body and without hope of rest or resolution, suspends itself in sight, alert but alone, desiring only that which it cannot make real.

    How to Do the History of Pornography: Romantic Sexuality and its Field of Vision

  • All this stuff, untethered from a single locale, that somehow follows you around … absolutely.

    inkblurt · Calm Technology discussed at IA Retreat

  • Amber Hipple’s story has no real time or place and almost no corporeality with the ebony black man/vampire (?) referred to as “my dream, my mystery” and her intent seems to be that it remain untethered and dreamlike.

    Book Review: The Sweetest Kiss « Colleen Anderson

  • This childish reflex provoked the Wall Street Journal to editorialize that “McCain untethered” — disconnected from knowledge and principle — had made a “false and deeply unfair” attack on Cox that was “unpresidential” and demonstrated that McCain “doesn’t understand what’s happening on Wall Street any better than Barack Obama does.”

    mjh's blog — 2008 — September

  • In a post titled untethered jailbreak on his blog that includes a rather confusing video,


  • The editorial calls McCain "untethered," as well as misinformed and dishonest.

    Jan Herman: Truth in Editorializing?


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